No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m.
My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It’s so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.
Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth.
I always felt free when I ran. I suppose that’s what was good about it.
I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.
My salvation was a free gift. I didn’t have to work for it and it’s better than any gold medal that I’ve ever won.
The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it.
My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I’d win the 200m.
You’ve got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed. I feel that’s the only way to succeed – by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you’ve got to do you will succeed, you will succeed.